Author Archives: mfreelend

Hard Eye-Roll Action

Hard Eye-Roll Action

  Okay. I’m just gonna put this out there… if people jump out of a moving car to keep up with Kiki (aka the “In My Feelings Challenge”), isn’t it a truth that music is a social influencer?     *That example was mostly for entertainment purposes, don’t @ me.*   So, let me tell…Read more »

Every Day, Over 1,000 People Are Affected By This:

Every Day, Over 1,000 People Are Affected By This:

  A coworker’s B.O.?     A winning lottery ticket?     Maple syrup prices?     Well, maybe some of those fit the statistic as well, but I’m talking about distracted driving.     “Whoa, Melissa, what’s up with the downer blog? Where’s the bathroom humor?” Yeah, I know, but this is important! I…Read more »

Score Like Macklemore at a Thrift Store

Score Like Macklemore at a Thrift Store

  Do you enjoy a good garage sale or thrift store? I know I do. From the weird, to the unique, to things you didn’t even know you needed, you can find it all.     I mean, check out these lucky so-n-so’s who scored BIG TIME at their local thrift store:     Zach…Read more »

How to Succeed in Business: Get All Up in That Cat Poop

How to Succeed in Business: Get All Up in That Cat Poop

  Ha! Yes, you read that correctly.     In a recent study by University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, it has been found that a parasite in cat feces is linked to entrepreneurial behavior in humans! Those infected with the parasite are more likely to be in a business major or professionals…Read more »

It’s Knowledge Time!

It’s Knowledge Time!

  Perhaps you’re like me and have planted yourself a garden for the summer – gotta get those greens, am I right?! I’ve planted just the simple stuff; jalepenos, peppers, tomatoes, pumpkins, and cucumbers. Oooo, speaking of cucumbers, did you know that the plant we know now is derived from the wild cucumber, which has…Read more »

“I’ve only got 8 toes… wanna see?”

“I’ve only got 8 toes… wanna see?”

  The answer is no. Also, I don’t want to be that person, neither do I want to any of you fine people to lose appendages – so, SAFETY FIRST!     That’s right, Melissa is going into Mom-mode. You can thank me later with a high-five… with all your phalanges intact.   Below you’ll…Read more »

Wanna See Something Gross?

Wanna See Something Gross?

  We all do weird things when we’re bored.     Maybe it’s not even being bored… I mean, people have always loved to pop bubble wrap.     Those tiny, air-filled, little pockets of joy! Sometimes stress has something to do with it. Stress balls have been around forever – they’ve even morphed into…Read more »

Second Verse, Same As The First!

Second Verse, Same As The First!

  We’re talking about twins, y’all!   Heads up, I have a twin brother.       Look how ridiculously adorable we are! You know what would have taken away a level of adorable? — Awkward names. And let me tell you, it was a close call for my brother and me. Suggestions ranged from…Read more »

Robots are taking over!

Robots are taking over!

  Whether it’s robot bartenders, smart refrigerators, robot vacuums, or Amazon’s order pickers, robots are everywhere!   They really are helpful. Especially when it comes to tasks like putting together flat-packed furniture. Have you ever tried assembling something from IKEA?     These people could have used some help: This bed that’s now an adult…Read more »

Lions and Tigers, and Bears – Oh, my!

Lions and Tigers, and Bears – Oh, my!

Flowers! They’re a telltale sign of Spring and warmer weather coming to stay. They’re beautiful to look at. They’re nature’s versatile medium!   You can make a bouquet     Use them to make a wreath     Enjoy some flower tea     Create a festive headpiece     Or use them as a…Read more »